Environmental Mutagenesis & Genomics Society

51 st Annual Meeting, Palm Springs, California

September 12-16, 2020 - Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel

Environmental Genomics:
Mechanisms & Approaches
For Genomic Integrity


Environmental Genomics:
Mechanisms & Approaches for Genomic Integrity

The 51st EMGS Annual Meeting
September 12-16, 2020
Renaissance Hotel Palm Springs, Palm Springs, CA

Abstract Submission

Abstract Submission Deadline
May 1

32 days to go!


Early Bird Registration Deadline
July 22

114 days to go!


Hotel Reservation Deadline
August 21

144 days to go!

Established scientists, new investigators, postdoctoral fellows and students –

I extend a warm welcome and cordially invite you to attend the 51st Annual Meeting of the Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society (EMGS). On September 12-16, 2020, we will gather in Palm Springs, CA to study groundbreaking research, network with other peers and discuss topics related to mutagenesis, DNA repair, genomics, genetic toxicology, epigenetics, heritable diseases, and other fields. 

This year, we are pleased to welcome a stellar cast of keynote speakers, including:

  • Dr. Mary Claire King of the University of Washington, who is renowned for her work on genetic determinants of human disease
  • Dr. Kari Stephansson, pioneer in analysis of human DNA sequence variation
  • Dr. Serena Nik-Zainal, a CRUK Advanced Clinician Scientist and Honorary Consultant in Clinical Genetics from Cambridge University
  • Dr. Joan Steitz, my former college professor, who has made seminal discoveries about small non-coding RNAs

Fifteen symposia on topics of societal interest are on the docket, as well as social activities involving a pool, a local brewery and dancing. And you definitely won't want to miss the early morning meetings of our special interest groups!

There will be workshops on September 12 on the use of next-generation DNA sequencing in cancer risk assessment, on integrating genotoxicity data for regulation and risk assessment, and on the use of the comet-chip assay to study DNA damage and repair.  Come early to attend one of these informative workshops.   

This year, I urge everyone to consider submitting an abstract for one of our nine platform sessions and poster sessions, or join in the Bioinformatics challenge. The site for abstract submission is now open online and the deadline to submit is May 1, 2020. Late breaking abstracts are due by August 29, 2020.

I also encourage students, postdocs and new investigators to apply for a $750.00 Travel Award. These awards have helped many future leaders of our organization attend our Annual Meetings, make valuable connections and contribute to the future of our society, Applications are available online and are due May 1, 2020.

Come join us for great science, targeted support for your career stage, intimate views of Joshua trees and lots of good fellowship!

William Kaufmann, Ph.D.
EMGS President


Register Online Submit an Abstract Apply for a Travel Award Join the Bioinformatics Challenge